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Chrysoupoli is located in Greece
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 40°59′N 24°42′E / 40.983°N 24.700°E / 40.983; 24.700Coordinates: 40°59′N 24°42′E / 40.983°N 24.700°E / 40.983; 24.700
Country Greece
Administrative region East Macedonia and Thrace
Regional unit Kavala
Municipality Nestos
 • Municipal unit 245.2 km2 (94.7 sq mi)
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 16,004
 • Municipal unit density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)
 • Population 8,885 (2011)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code 642 00
Area code(s) 25910
Vehicle registration ΚΒ

Chrysoupoli (Greek: Χρυσούπολη, before 1925: Σαπαίοι - Sapaioi or Σαρή Σαμπάν - Sari Sampan[2]) is a town and a former municipality in the Kavala regional unit, East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Nestos, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit.[3] The municipal unit has an area of 245.181 km2.[4] The population of the municipal unit of Chrysoupoli in 2011 was 16,004.

It was known as "Sarışaban" during Ottoman rule. It was a kaza centre in the Sanjak of Drama, part of the Salonica Vilayet, before the Balkan Wars.

The Nestos Nature Museum is situated in Chrysoupoli.

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Chrysoupoli is twinned with:


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ EETAA local government changes
  3. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  4. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21.